In Our Words
With managing editor Gary George recovering from a hockey injury, I’ve been tapped to write the letter from the editor this issue. Speaking of hockey and ice, we’re currently in the shivery depths of winter so it’s a perfect time to remind ourselves that all that ice and snow here in the Great White North can also provide plenty of outdoor fun. Take for example the story “A Taste of the Canadian North,” (page 18) by ex-pat Sherri Regalbuto. Sherri reminisces about one of her favourite trips back home to Ottawa after moving to southern California many years ago. She and her family—with some California natives in tow—had a blast experiencing all the thrills and spills of Winterlude in our nation’s capital.
February also plays host to Valentine’s Day so the issue wouldn’t be complete without a heartwarming love story. In “The Pilgrimage” (page 24) Reg Couldridge recounts the trip he took on the occasion of his wedding anniversary to the special spot where he’d scattered his late wife’s ashes—you may need a hanky for this one, I know I did. On a lighter note, if your Valentine has a sweet tooth, check out the decadent desserts in the recipe section on page 32.
Then, of course, there are the amazing talents of our fellow Canadians, which we are proud to display at every opportunity. In this issue, on page 38, we showcase actor, writer and producer Roseanne Supernault whose name you may recognize from the hit TV series Blackstone on the CBC.
Whether you prefer to be bundled up enjoying the great outdoors or snuggled up with your honey indoors—there’s something in this issue for everyone—happy reading!